Graduate Certificate of Applied Management

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What is a Graduate Certificate of Applied Management?

Torrens University Australia’s Graduate Certificate of Applied Management (GCAM) is designed for organisations that want to grow high-performing teams and support employees to become future managers in C-suite roles.

Focusing on management and leadership skills, this customisable corporate management qualification relies on action- or project-based learning to target and enhance professional capabilities. Consulting with our experts, organisations can tailor the program to meet specific business objectives, improve team performance and fast-track employees’ progression into more senior roles.

Torrens University’s GCAM incorporates objectives specific to your organisation, offering a bespoke learning experience through genuine work-based briefs and challenges. As part of the Advanced Business Practice Project, participants contribute to a high-value assignment your business is focused on, learning in context and emerging as considered decision-makers that add value to your organisation.

Participants will engage in ongoing self-assessment and self-directed learning, encouraging continuous professional development and managerial evolution.

If you’re aiming to upskill top leadership, first-level managers or intermediate supervisors, Torrens University’s GCAM can be tailored to offer the insight and tools your employees need to advance their professional development, navigate organisational culture, facilitate change and lead with confidence. Our facilitators will consult with relevant internal personnel to ascertain your business drivers, strategic direction and key objectives, and will establish a thorough understanding of your organisation’s working culture and environment.


Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate confidence in decision-making, using a strategic mindset.
  • Effectively evaluate information and formulate evidence-based judgements.
  • Approach problem-solving through analytical, perceptive and creative lenses.
  • Apply the latest innovations to business challenges.
  • Research, scope and secure appropriate resources to complete workplace projects.
  • Master advanced project management skills.
  • Successfully communicate and implement visions for success.
Study mode
In person, Online, Blended
Campus locations
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Online
Course duration
Two trimesters full time, four trimesters part time
Start date
As you require

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Skills for the future
We are industry-leading and future-focused, perfectly positioning us to equip participants with all the tools they need to further the success of your organisation.

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Unique approach
Our organisation-centric approach to bespoke soft-skills corporate learning is designed to deliver strong ROI from day one.

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Custom corporate programs
Our bespoke management course is flexible and designed specifically to fit the needs of your organisation in a team learning style that works for you.

Unlock the full potential of your organisation

Torrens University’s corporate management program is completely customisable, so high-potential members of your organisation can advance the specific skills they need to build toward their career goals and contribute to the growth of your organisation.

Corporate skills developed
-Demonstrate confidence in decision-making, using a strategic mindset
-Effectively evaluate information and formulate evidence-based judgements
-Approach problem-solving through analytical, perceptive and creative lenses
-Apply the latest innovations to business challenges
-Research, scope and secure appropriate resources to complete workplace projects
-Master advanced project management skills
-Successfully communicate and implement visions for success

Subjects and units

Our program is built around two core subjects, and we can work with you to design focus areas that provide value to your organisation. Each subject involves approximately 12.5 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and nine and a half hours of self-directed study.

  • Core
  • Specialisations


These two core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to select one specialisation from the specialiations tab.

Core subjects

  • Workplace Learning and Research | MGT510
  • Advanced Business Practice Project | MGT511


Choose one spcecialisation subject below. Additional options that meet the needs of your organisation are available upon consultation with our team.

Specialisation subjects

  • Business Decision Analytics | MGT602
  • Systems Thinking | MGT603
  • Strategic Management | MGT604
  • Agile Project Management | MIS608

Entry details


Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.


Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP


If you are truly passionate about business, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of business scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the business industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree in any field, or equivalent.


Applicants without formal qualifications are eligible to apply if they have seven years of professional, administrative or managerial work experience. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

Participants will need to be supported by a workplace that can provide a significant contemporary project and appropriate resourcing.

The Graduate Certificate of Applied Management is a bespoke program that recognises your organisation’s structured in-house learning opportunities. We acknowledge that the programs you provide are deepening your employees’ learnings and can provide accreditation against these programs.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
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